I can't believe we're already on our 5th advent project!
We've been reading bible verses from the Christmas story each day. Growing up, my father used to read the Christmas story to us before we opened presents. I loved this tradition.
Our book for today was The Donkey's Dream by Barbara Helen Berger. This is a wonderful story. It is told from the perspective of the donkey that carried Mary to Bethlehem and how it dreams that it is carrying something precious. We've already read this book this season and the kids request it almost daily.
I chose our craft because stars are seen throughout the illustrations in the book.
I gave each of the kids a cardboard cutout of the star of Bethlehem, some tacky glue, and a paint brush. I had originally thought we would use some batting, but it didn't allow the points of the star to show, so we ditched that idea and went straight for the glitter.
After the kids painted their stars with glue, we placed them into plastic containers to add the silver glitter. The two little ones did pretty well with this step. I hot glued ribbon loops to the backs and the stars are now hanging in their bedrooms.